Mexican man turned woman to avoid arrest


Charged with fraud over sound system contract

Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a man who had plastic surgery and assumed a female identity to avoid capture.

The Attorney General’s Office says Aaron Vera Morales "had plastic surgery in an effort to evade justice, to change his identity from a man to a woman."

The office said today that the 33-year-old was carrying documents with his new identity.

Vera Morales is charged with defrauding a government health agency on a sound system contract. It is not clear if he has an attorney yet.

Mexico City law allows people to legally change gender identity, and Vera Morales does not face any false ID charges. Officials could not say whether the man had surgery to alter his gender or simply to alter his appearance.

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